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After breast surgery can I shower?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Showering post op
Our office usually has patients shower after we see them on day three.
Every surgeon, patient and case is different. Please ask your individual surgeon about this.

In brief: Showering post op
Our office usually has patients shower after we see them on day three.
Every surgeon, patient and case is different. Please ask your individual surgeon about this.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies.
Much will depend on exactly what procedure was performed and your own surgeon's preferences/instructions.
Best to get this type of instruction straight from your surgeon as opposed to online “consultants”. Best wishes.

In brief: Varies.
Much will depend on exactly what procedure was performed and your own surgeon's preferences/instructions.
Best to get this type of instruction straight from your surgeon as opposed to online “consultants”. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Up to your surgeon
I let my patients shower on day 4.
Every surgeon has his or her personal preferences.

In brief: Up to your surgeon
I let my patients shower on day 4.
Every surgeon has his or her personal preferences.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: surgeon preference
Each surgeon has a different protocol for when to allow their patients to shower postoperatively.
It is best to discuss this with the surgeon that you are having your procedure with. I generally use demabond skin glue foreclosure with my patients and allow them to shower within 24 hours.

In brief: surgeon preference
Each surgeon has a different protocol for when to allow their patients to shower postoperatively.
It is best to discuss this with the surgeon that you are having your procedure with. I generally use demabond skin glue foreclosure with my patients and allow them to shower within 24 hours.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes but....
Yes but wait at least 48 hours.
Also if you have drains, talk with your surgeon. Some are ok with showers and some like you to have them removed before you shower.

In brief: Yes but....
Yes but wait at least 48 hours.
Also if you have drains, talk with your surgeon. Some are ok with showers and some like you to have them removed before you shower.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes but askMD advice
Cerrsinly this is possible but surgeons will vary in their restrictions with some permitting immediate showering and others preferring to restrict showering for 3-4 days depending on technique and experience and training.

In brief: Yes but askMD advice
Cerrsinly this is possible but surgeons will vary in their restrictions with some permitting immediate showering and others preferring to restrict showering for 3-4 days depending on technique and experience and training.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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